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Nevanac Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is nepafenac ophthalmic (Nevanac)?
- What are the possible side effects of nepafenac ophthalmic (Nevanac)?
- What is the most important information I should know about nepafenac ophthalmic (Nevanac)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare professional before using nepafenac ophthalmic (Nevanac)?
- How should I use nepafenac ophthalmic (Nevanac)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Nevanac)?
- What happens if I overdose (Nevanac)?
- What should I avoid while using nepafenac ophthalmic (Nevanac)?
- What other drugs will affect nepafenac ophthalmic (Nevanac)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare professional before using nepafenac ophthalmic (Nevanac)?
You should not use nepafenac ophthalmic if you are allergic to it.
To make sure nepafenac ophthalmic is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
- dry eye syndrome;
- an allergy to any other eye drops;
- arthritis; or
- a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder, such as hemophilia.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether nepafenac ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether nepafenac ophthalmic passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use nepafenac ophthalmic (Nevanac)?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not use this medication while wearing contact lenses. Nepafenac ophthalmic may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using this medicine before putting in your contact lenses.
Do not use nepafenac ophthalmic for longer than 14 days after your surgery unless your doctor tells you to.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
Shake the eye drops well just before you use them.
To apply the eye drops:
- Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye with the tip down. Look up and away from the dropper and squeeze out a drop.
- Close your eye and gently press your finger to the inside corner of the eye for about 1 minute, to keep the liquid from draining into your tear duct.
- Use only the number of drops your doctor has prescribed. If you use more than one drop, wait about 5 minutes between drops.
- Wait at least 10 minutes before using any other eye drops your doctor has prescribed.
Do not touch the tip of the eye dropper or place it directly on your eye. A contaminated dropper can infect your eye, which could lead to serious vision problems.
Do not use the eye drops if the liquid has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.
Keep using any other eye drops your doctor has prescribed, including drops to treat glaucoma. Use only the eye medications your doctor has prescribed.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
Additional Nevanac Information
- Nevanac Drug Interactions Center: nepafenac opht
- Nevanac Side Effects Center
- Nevanac Overview including Precautions
- Nevanac FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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